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Today I want to share with you a canvas I recently finished.

First I just played around with some dark turquoise and navy acrylic paint.  I ended up using a brayer to give a textured finish.  As it is a stretched canvas brayering caught the wooden supports behind and left me with a frame like image.

Then I ran with stars and smiles as my theme...

I individually stuck on star sequins on the darker patches on my 'frame'.  They catch the light and twinkle - they make me smile!

Then I ummed and ahhed for ages over what words to use.  I wanted something to do with smiling, something uplifting, something happy - because that was how I was feeling - but it also needed to be quite short and not too wordy.  I settled on 'Share Your Smile'

I painted up some chipboard letters using them same turquoise and navy and dry brushed some white gesso over the top.

I love the effect of the stars and have plans to do another canvas covered in stars next!

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  1. Gorgeous colour and the sequins look great. X

  2. great colour Laura, i love blue.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment, good luck in the giveaway draw

    Gill x

  3. What a great idea to use those sequins,lovely,
    Rosie x

  4. Lovely - found you on Inspire me Monday.

  5. Nicely done♫ Thanks for commenting on my blog♥

  6. Laura, I absolutely LOVE your canvas!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Inspire Me Monday.
    Congratulations - you are one of my features this week at

    Create With Joy


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